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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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in personactually presentRate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

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people personSomeone who is happier or more skilled at dealing with people rather than things or concepts.Rate it:

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person of sizeA person who is significantly overweight.Rate it:

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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."Rate it:

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reasonable personUsed other than as an idiom: see reasonable, person.Rate it:

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third personUsed other than as an idiom: see third, person.Rate it:

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third personThe words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience.Rate it:

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third personthe form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is not the audience or the one making the statement. In English, pronouns used with the third person include he, she, it, one, they, and who.Rate it:

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third personA form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person.Rate it:

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third personSomeone not associated with a particular matter; a third party.Rate it:

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to give a person lineTo allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.Rate it:

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acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people.Rate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.Rate it:

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fall awayTo cease to support a person or cause.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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pencil-neckAn insubstantial person; a weakling.Rate it:

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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.Rate it:

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shook ya droorsa trick, a quick move around an unexpected opponent, or person to gain ground.Rate it:

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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.Rate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.Rate it:

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bail outTo secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.Rate it:

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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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diamond in the roughA person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.Rate it:

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egg onTo encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.Rate it:

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mike upTo fit a microphone and transmitter to a person. Usually for television performers, or for police informers.Rate it:

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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.Rate it:

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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.Rate it:

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trash outTo criticize the person spoken to in a rant.Rate it:

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hand inTo give something to a responsible person.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.Rate it:

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bump upTo promote a person to a higher grade.Rate it:

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hear outTo listen to someone until that person has finished.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.Rate it:

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mouse potatoA person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.Rate it:

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sneak up onTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.Rate it:

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suck intoTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.Rate it:

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